Sunday, November 11, 2018

Fremont Brewing Head Full of Fresh Hops Hazy IPA (2018)

Beer Name: Head Full of Fresh Hops (2018)
Brewery: Fremont Brewing Co. (Seattle, WA)
ABV: 6.8%

How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $5.19 for single 16 oz tallboy can

Date Canned: October 1, 2018
Date Purchased: October 10, 2018
Date Drank: November 3, 2018
When Brewed? Limited-time beer released in October 2018. Made for Fresh Hop season as part of the Head Full of Dynomite Series, an ongoing series with a new release about every six weeks. Fremont suggests to drink this beer within 60 days of canning.
IBU: ACT (a crap ton)

Used in This Batch: "2-Row Pale, Rolled Oats, Flaked Wheat, and White Wheat with Mosaic and Ekuanot hops and Lactose."

What's on the Can/Website: "Head Full of Fresh Hops starts with select fresh hops harvested in Yakima and loaded into the brew kettle within 24 hours of harvest.  Fresh hop beers signal the harvest season in the Pacific Northwest and are the height of our brewing year. “Friends bring happiness into your life, best friends bring fresh hop beer.” – VWP" Read more here!

Where distributed: Fremont Brewing currently distributes to six states (WA, OR, ID, AK, CO, and Southern CA) and Japan. Read more here!

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered; sediment suspended in the beer. White head, some lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Tons of tropical orange/tangerine. Slight resin. Oaty malts and berries. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Very tropical-forward with complementing creamy and oaty notes. Orange, tangerine, stone fruit, and berries. Tropical on the aftertaste. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, good carbonation. Very juicy with trace dry tongue. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. Another delicious release as part of the Head Full of Dynomite series. If you like tropical IPAs, this one is for you. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.6/5

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